Blue Ridge Workshops works hard to keep the tuition for our workshops, field trips, and classes as low as possible. However, we incur costs even if a student cancels their reservation weeks in advance and, as the first day of the event gets closer, these costs increase. The cost of a workshop, field trip, or class is based on instructor fees, cost of housing instructors, in the field staff expenses, fuel, etc. and, most importantly, on a certain number of students for the workshop, field trip or class.
To help us keep the cost of our events as affordable as possible, we have the following cancellation policy:
- If you cancel 35 days before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, we will refund your tuition less a $75.00 and any Paypal fees or bank fees in the case of checks.
- If you cancel after the 35 day period meaning between 34 days to 22 days before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, we will refund 50% of your tuition.
- If you cancel in less than 21 days before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, no refund will be given.
As an alternative to canceling your registration, we will substitute a family or friend for you and not charge a handling fee. However, you will need to seek reimbursement from your replacement.